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"If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up." - Anna Akhmatova

First-Prize winner of the Concurso Tenor Viñas competition in Barcelona, Concorso Lirico Internazionale di Portofino, and the Kathleen Ferrier competition, rising star soprano Gemma Summerfield has created a name as one of the most exciting young artists of today. She previously graduated from the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio with the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal, and continues to work closely with Rosa Mannion. In concert she has worked with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and The Hallé. Her work on the operatic stage includes roles such as Fiordiligi, Pamina, Gretel, Mimì, and Rodelinda; the European premiere of Paula Jordan in Dinner at Eight; and Ulana in a prizewinning performance of Paderewski's Manru.

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